August 3, 1936 – December 4, 2020
at the age of 84 years:
It is with profound sadness that we mark the passing of Joyce Norma Geddes in Salmon Arm BC.
In 1956 Joyce married Gary Geddes, the love of her life. Together for the next 64 years they travelled through all of life’s ups and downs.
Though her children and her family always came first, Joyce’s passions were as lively and varied as she was; her dogs, quiet time enjoying a good book, playing the guitar, cards with family and friends, crosswords, doing puzzles, horse racing, jive dancing, country music, and her yard/garden. There were many hours of enjoyment watching the adopted and very well-fed backyard birds. Joyce was also an athlete and participated in many sports. As a player and spectator, she enjoyed bowling, curling, squash, golfing, football, hockey, and hiking, especially up Mt. Ida with Gary and the pups. Later in life many camping trips and many happy memories were made towing the trailer north, south, east and west, but only in Canada eh!
Joyce is survived by her husband Gary, her children Grant (Carol), Tom (Denise), Joanne, Caroline (John), her sisters Rita, Edna, Beverly (Wilf), Rhonda (Pete), Shelley and Kim. Her grandchildren Jeffrey, Kelsey, Trypheana and Carla. Her great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her daughter Theresa, her sister Myrna, grandchild Joel, and her mother and father.
Donations in Joyce’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. There will be no service by request. We would like to thank Fischer’s Funeral Home for providing our family with peace of mind and guidance through this painful and deeply personal time.
We are so sorry and shocked to hear of Joyce’s passing. Joyce was such a lively lady. Our hearts go out to Gary, Edna and the whole family. Stu & Shirley McIver
Joyce was such an outgoing, friendly lady. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed by all of us at bowling. Hope to see you there again, Gary and Edna, whenever we can get together there again
We can’t begin to express our sadness to learn of Joyce’s passing. A new found friendship developed while dog walking and times shared on the sidewalk social distancing during Covid. We shared golf, camping and even broken wrist stories over the past year. What a delightful, amazing, kind and compassionate woman who lived life to the fullest. Tom and I will miss those chats and our hearts go out to Gary and her family during this difficult time. May she rest with the Angels.
Gloria, Tom and Sky
We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was such a friendly and outgoing lady and she will be missed.
Bill, Betty & Joey
R.I.P. my darling sister. You were such a happy, fun loving person. I’m going to miss seeing you. Until we meet again. Love and hugs .